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Fitness and training in covid-19 times

By K.N.* We are experiencing brand new developments in our era all over the world. The declaration by WHO for the COVID-19 pandemic cannot leave you indifferent. In a hierarchy of actions ahead people are evaluating their situation making necessary adjustments aligning with government’s directions. Additionally following the directions from experts in reference to COVID-19 […]

The intensity disciplined athlete. by K.N.*

In competitive but also in recreational sports, the parameters used for the successful recipe are duration, frequency, intensity, volume namely reps and sets. Mix the above in the right balance for your case and success is imminent, ensuring that you do end up reaching your destination. Throughout my career I have witnessed that the athletes […]

SLEEVELESS WETSUITS ARE BEST

Nicolaou, K. D., Kozusko, J. M., & Bishop, P. A. (2001). The effect of wetsuits on swim performance. Journal of Swimming Research, 15, 20-26. This study evaluated the effect of full-body and sleeveless wetsuits on 800-m swimming performance. Female collegiate swimmers (N = 9) swam three counterbalanced randomized trials of 800 m. Velocity, distance per stroke, [...]

Identifying your fitness training zones

In a variety of training modes either swimming, running, rowing, etc, there exists a methodology of correct practice. Looking for example an individual undergoing through a training session, that requires developing further the aerobic capacity, the need for knowing if the intensity is in the range that promotes just that, is vital to success. But [...]

Swimming for Fitness

As we move on, in our 3rd, 4rth, 5th and so forth decade of our life, our human physiology undergoes through changes that we need to listen and respect. What we knew at the age of 25 has changed at the age of 35 and totally reconstructed at 45 , so our activity profile and [...]